It’s hard to believe that the capsule wardrobe challenge is over! My final thoughts and the outfit details for all of these looks can be found below, so be sure to keep reading! Also, if you haven’t read about the Capsule Wardrobe Challenge yet be sure to head over to the introduction post (with video), capsule update week 1 post, and my capsule update weeks 2 and 3 post so you can catch up before you read this one.
SHOP THE CAPSULE:
My favorite pieces that I found I didn’t get sick of were the basic tee dresses, button-up blouses, and my white top. I think I repeated that white top like seven times, ha! I also really love the light wash distressed denim. Even though the challenge is over, I’m still styling those items on repeat. That’s when you know you’ve found a great closet staple, right?
FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE CAPSULE WARDROBE
My overall critique is that I feel like I could do this on a seasonal basis, but with more pieces. Part of the struggle (just being honest here) is the nature of my job as a blogger, who likes to/wants to share deals and steals with you. I struggle with wearing the same pieces and not being able to style anything new, especially at the turn of a new season. I obviously had to cheat a bit and wear other items for photos for the blog, so that was a bit of a bummer.
Because my current closet is so overwhelmingly giant I don’t have to do laundry very often. I’d say I wash my clothes every other week. I do so much laundry for the house (towels, etc.) and for my husband and Grace, that I try to limit how much of my own laundry I have to do. That being said, with the capsule wardrobe, frequent laundry is a must, so it did add to my workload a bit (no pun intended) ha!
Minimalism is Relaxing
I loved waking up in the morning and not worrying about the outfit I’ll put together. I would walk in, just choose a top, pants, etc, from my limited closet of just 30 pieces, and get dressed without much thought. Because most of the pieces were neutral I also didn’t worry about matching. (Black and brown don’t clash anymore – FYI.) Picking out my outfit was a relaxing ritual in the morning.
I think I will likely do a bigger version of the capsule wardrobe by season, rather than doing it by month. I honestly feel like my closet is SO much bigger than it needs to be, so I am thrilled with the idea of purging at least 3/4 of what is in there right now. Do you pack up your winter clothes? We don’t really have seasons here. Sometimes it can be 80 in the “winter” so I honestly feel like I have to keep my clothes accessible at all times, but if you live somewhere where you can pack up cold clothes in warm weather, and vice versa, I encourage you to try it out!
I’d love for you to try out a capsule wardrobe and see if it’s something that would work for you! If you do try it out, let me know! I want to see your results and hear what you think. You can also share with others by using the hashtag: #LICCAPSULEWARDROBE. Thank you so much for reading!